AMPERSAND WHAT #187
Derby Name: Ampersand What #187
Preferred Position: Blocker
Derby Idols: The Mighty Mighty Bash and Kristen Lee
What attracted you to roller derby?: The sport and the people plus roller derby looked kick ass. Id never skated before or been a sporty person and really wanted to give this ago.
Who is your biggest Derby influence?: Just Jess! She is beautiful, skilled, funny, sweet and awesome friend. I will never forget how we bonded. We had a titty fight in the rain. Haha! I won of course!!
I remember back in the day she always dreamed of joining London Roller Girls and left our team when that dream came true. Shes just been given a place on brawling after being on brawl saints.
Derby-related injuries, how and when?: Well....it happened in my fresh meat days while scrimmaging against each other and I was jamming. Managed to get through but Just Jess was having none of it and next thing i know I Scream something rude and fall to the floor. Had a crying and laughing fit and found out that id fracture my small ankle bone. The doctors said it’s a very rare break and could only find one person who’s done it before and he was in the military!
I also broke my wrist last year by falling on it and all my weight went through it. I had to have an operation to get pins and a plate put in so I am part of the roller derby robotic club.
Your favourite thing about being a Surrey Rollergirl: The people! They are truly an amazing bunch of human beings who I am so proud and privileged to call my friends. They have supported me so much, being there for me through thick and thin and we have such amazing fun times together! Im so glad I've met them.
Random fun fact: I'm a bit of a profanisaurus and I swear a lot.